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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Container Leasing secures bulk orders with Schmidt

UK based Container Leasing, the supplier of specialist European and non-ISO container equipment including 30ft ‘bag-in-box’ bulk containers, has secured further orders from Karl Schmidt Spedition GmbH of Germany, bringing to 550 the total number of bulk boxes ordered since autumn last year. Read More »

Kalmar launches the world’s first hybrid straddle carrier

The world’s first hybrid drive-system straddle carrier has been launched by Kalmar Industries using its ‘Pro Future’ technology package, which can be fitted to the Kalmar ESC W eco-friendly vehicles and which the company claims returns fuel savings of up to 25 to 30 per cent. Read More »

New World and Grand Alliance start joint Black Sea service

The New World Alliance (TNWA) and Grand Alliance members are to start a new weekly common port joint-service from Asia to the Black Sea this month (June), replacing the previous slot exchange agreement on their respective fortnightly services operated since February this year. Read More »

PD Ports targets Far East shipments

Following the recent UK government approval for the proposed Northern Gateway Container Terminal at Teesport, PD Ports is targeting South East Asian shipping lines, shippers and freight forwarders with an awareness campaign to attract deep sea vessels to the facility. Read More »

US$80 Million to develop new South Carolina port capacity

Approval for a US$160m capital financial plan has been given by the Board of the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) following strong results from the Port of Charleston, which saw TEU throughput in May increase by 14% over the previous month and by 7% compared to May 2007. Read More »

Montevideo’s soaring success

Uruguay’s Puerto de Montevideo is rapidly emerging as a key transhipment hub in the Rio de la Plata region of South America. In 2007, container throughput soared to a record high of 596,487 teu, a 15% jump from 2006 and nearly double the volume of just five years earlier. Read More »

DP World buys into Tarragona

DP World has signed a binding sale and purchase agreement for a 60% shareholding in Contarsa Sociedad de Estiba (Contarsa), a privately owned company which holds the exclusive concession for Tarragona container terminal in northern Spain. Read More »

Gottwald’s first order from Oman

Salalah Port Services Company (SAOG), which operates Oman’s Port of Salalah has ordered four Generation 5 G HMK 6407 Mobile Harbour Cranes from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald) for its container terminal as part of its port expansion programme. Read More »